Sunday, May 13, 2018

Happy Mother's Day -- Need A Good Laugh? (Advice For Moms, Ladies From Good Housekeeping. May 13, 1955)

A Good Wife's Guide
  • Have dinner ready.  Plan ahead, even the night before, to have a delicious meal ready, on time for his return. This is a way of letting him know that you have been thinking about him and are concerned about his needs. Most men are hungry when they come home and the prospect of a good meal (especially his favorite dish) is part of the warm welcome needed.
  • Prepare yourself.  Take 15 minutes to rest so you"ll be refreshed when he arrives. Touch up your make-up, put a ribbon in your hair and be fresh looking.  He has just been with a lot of work weary people.
  • Be a little gay (Naww, careful with that one today) and a little more interesting for him.  His boring day may need a lift and one of your duties is to provide it.
  • Clear away the clutter.  Make one last trip through the main part of the house just before your husband arrives.
  • Gather up schoolbooks, toys paper etc. and then run a dust cloth over the tables.
  • Over the cooler months of the year you should prepare and light a fire for him to unwind by.  Your husband will feel he has reached a haven of rest and order, and it will give you a lift too.  After all, catering for  his comfort will provide you with immense personal satisfaction.
  • Prepare the children.  Take a few minutes to wash the children's hands and faces (if they are small), comb their hair and , if necessary, change their clothes.  They are little treasures and he would like to see them playing the part.  Minimise all noise.  At the time of his arrival, eliminate all noise of the washer, dryer or vacuum.  Try to encourage the children to be quiet.
  • Be happy to see him.
  • Listen to him  You may have a dozen important things to tell him, but the moment of his arrival is not the time.  Let him talk first (LOL)--remember, his topics of conversation are more important than yours (Say what?).
  • Greet him with a warm smile and show sincerity in your desire to please him.
  • Make the evening his.  Never complain if he comes home late or goes out to dinner, or other places of entertainment without you.  Instead, try to understand his world of strain and pressure and his very real need to be at home and relax.
  • Your goal:  Try to make sure your home is a place of peace, order and tranquility where your husband can renew himself in body and spirit.
  • Don't greet him with complaints and problems.
  • Don't complain if he's late home for dinner or even if he stay out all night (as if! Guys, please don't be out all night. Might show up on Cops).  Count this as minor compared to what he might have gone through that day.
  • Make him comfortable.  Have him lean back in a comfortable chair or have him lie down in the bedroom.  Have a cool or warm drink ready for him.
  • Arrange his pillow (my side hurts from laughing) and offer to take off his shoes. Speak in a low, soothing and pleasant voice.
  • Don' ask him questions about his actions or question his judgment or integrity. Remember,  he is the master of the house and as such will always exercise his will with fairness and truthfulness.  You have no right to question him.
  • A good wife always knows her place (Amazing huh).

Funny huh. Sounds like the Leave it to Beaver show (I still remember that). Thought you might like that. Me says.. listen to your mom, kids. Listen to your wife, husbands. Listen to God, wives. Please love, bless and obey Him more than us guys okay. 

No one of this world (that is changing daily) has the right to tell you mothers how to live.. except the word of God who is looking out for your best interests. 

Yo, Heads up. To Every Righteous Mom Out There. On Mother’s Day Just Remember This. You Are the REAL “Wonder-Woman!” Yes, God Still Delights To Work His Wonders Through You.

"The greatest contribution to The Kingdom of God may not be what we do as mothers, but who we raise."

"She girds herself with strength, and strengthens her arms. She perceives that her merchandise is good, and her lamp does not go out by night. She stretches out her hands to the distaff, and her hand holds the spindle. She extends her hand to the poor, Yes, she reaches out her hands to the needy.” Proverbs 31:17-20
Today we're told that mothers still do the equivalent of 2.5 full time jobs. They are to be respected and honored. Four times the Scriptures mention her hands above. From the whole context, it sounds like she is proactive and productive, caring and compassionate. All believers can learn to adopt those four characteristics -- it'd be a good witness for those in the world.. if we did.
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